Council of Graduate Students
Since 2013, the Council of Graduate Students has partnered with The Graduate School to support graduate and professional students engaging in professional and career development. Students across MSU’s departments and colleges are eligible to apply for $500 awards to support travel to conferences, workshops, and networking events. Every year, we receive many more applications for this award than our Endowment can support. Increasing our endowment will allow us to help more graduate and professional students gain the essential skills that aren’t taught in the classroom.
Give to the COGS Professional Development Endowment
Our Professional Development Endowment is used to support 35-40 students each academic year. Past awardees come from all over campus, including the Medical Schools and the College of Law. Some examples of activities students attended using these awards include:
- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting, where one attendee met professionals who were also fellow Spartans
- A Digital Analytics HUB workshop with industry leaders
- An Arc Geographic Information System (GIS) remote course
- The New York Academy of Sciences special session on immunometabolism
- The Society for Music Teacher Education symposium
The Council of Graduate Students
COGS is the official student government representing all graduate and professional students at MSU. Our mission is to support the graduate/professional student community, including student research and career development, as well as promoting health and wellness and advancing graduate education. COGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy, innovative programming, and collaboration with other student organizations and the academic and administration units of the University.
Make a Gift by Mail:
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824
*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 20OOPCF1COGSPRO” in the note section.
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